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Orinda
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Orinda is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 19,461. Orinda is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Orinda offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Orinda there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Orinda and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Orinda are highly rated.

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About Orinda...
Population
19,461

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,515,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,371
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    24.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    218.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    376.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Orinda

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$231,230
National
$64,994

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